Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929

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Inventor and businessman.

From the description of Papers of Herman Hollerith, 1850-1982 (bulk 1910-1927). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060889

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  • 1860, Feb. 29: Born, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • 1879: Graduated, Columbia University School of Mines,New York, N.Y.
  • 1880: New York, N.Y. New York City Chelsea New York Assistant to former teacher William Petit Trowbridge,Columbia University,New York, N.Y. United States United States Worked on 1880 United States census
  • 1882: Instructor, mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1883 - 1884 : Assistant examiner, United States Patent Office,Washington, D.C.
  • 1884 - 1890 : United States United States Worked on perfecting mechanical aid in compiling statistical information for the United States census Invented tabulating machine which recorded statistical information through a system of punched holes in nonconducting material
  • 1885 - 1886 : Experimented on electromagnetically operated air brakes and other braking systems for railroads, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1889, Jan. 8: First patent granted on statistical compilation machines
  • 1890: Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia Awarded Elliot Cresson Medal, Franklin Institute,Philadelphia, Pa., for outstanding invention of the year New York, N.Y. New York City Chelsea New York Ph.D., Columbia University,New York, N.Y. United States United States Tabulating machine used in United States census Married Lucia Beverly Talcott
  • 1891: Austria Republic of Austria Canada Canada Norway Kingdom of Norway Hollerith machines used in recording census returns in Austria,Canada, and Norway
  • 1895: Attended International Statistics Institute,Berne, Switzerland
  • 1896: Founded Tabulating Machine Co.
  • 1911: Tabulating Machine Co. merged with Computing Scale Co. of America and International Time Recording Co. of New York to form Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. (later International Business Machines Corporation)
  • 1929, Nov. 1: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Herman Hollerith Papers, 1850-1982, (bulk 1910-1927), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Relation Name
associatedWith Austrian, Geoffrey. person
associatedWith Austrian, Geoffrey. Geoffrey Austrian papers. person
associatedWith Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). Committee on Science and Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Frisbie Motor Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Hayes, C. L. (Clarke L.) person
associatedWith Hollerith family. family
correspondedWith Hollerith, Herman, b. 1892 person
associatedWith Hollerith, Richard, 1926- . person
associatedWith Hollerith, Virginia. person
associatedWith International Business Machines Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Merrill, Philip P. person
correspondedWith Metcalf, Samuel G. person
associatedWith Tabulating Machine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Talcott, Charles G. (Charles Gratiot) person
associatedWith Talcott, Charles G. (Charles Gratiot), d. 1867. person
correspondedWith Talcott family family
correspondedWith Talcott family family
associatedWith Talcott, Theodosia L. person
associatedWith United States Naval Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Patent Office corporateBody
correspondedWith Willcox, Walter Francis, 1861-1964. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Virginia--Mathews County
California--San Francisco
United States
Tabulating machines
Boarding schools
Boarding schools


Birth 1860-02-29

Death 1929-11-17


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